Treasure Beach go hunting in January’s transfer window
Jason Henzell, chairman of Jamaica Premier League (JPL) strugglers Treasure Beach, says that his team will be very active in next month’s transfer window as they seek to avoid demotion from the country’s top football league.
Treasure Beach, debutants in this year’s JPL, have found the going tough so far and are currently in 12th place in the 14-team tournament. The St Elizabeth-based team, with seven points, has recorded just two wins from their 10 games, suffering seven defeats and securing one draw. They have scored eight goals while conceding 17.
Hanzell, a key figure in helping the club secure promotion to the JPL this season, expressed deep concern about his team’s form, emphasising that significant changes will be made during the transfer window opening on January 1.
“Yes, we definitely have plans to make some changes and to make use of the transfer window. Being one of the new teams in the Premier League, it has been tough, and we knew it was going to be tough, and it is only going to get tougher, and that is the truth,” said Henzell.
“We know that we are not the only ones that will be making changes, but we are excited about the changes that are coming, and we want to ensure that we do not end up being relegated at the end of the season,” he added.
Treasure Beach, coached by Omar “Rambo” Wedderburn, have lost their last five games, a source of disappointment for Henzell.
“There is no question that there have been some disappointments because there were some games that we should have won, but the results didn’t go our way,” he explained. “We don’t want to finish the league worse than tenth place, so we will be looking to strengthen all areas, and that is the truth.
“We have a very good goalkeeper, and we are looking to strengthen our defence, midfield, and forward line, so it is a pretty radical change that is coming, and I am looking forward to it,” he concluded.
Treasure Beach are set to face Vere United in Sunday’s JPL encounter at 3:00 pm.